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Dec 8, 2011 11:00am PST
marzullo, abc7 news. >>> jerry sandusky is out on bail again. the ex-coach heads home as we get new details of the additional charges against him. >>> disturbing new survey about texting and driving. the big rise in the number of people doing it, in spite you can see >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> out on bail again. this morning the former penn state assistant coach accused of sexual abuse walked out of jail a day after being arrested on new claims. t.j. winick has details on the latest accusations against jerry sandusky. >> reporter: jerry sandusky is free on bail after being arrested again wednesday charged with molesting two more young boys he met through his second mile foundation. >> it is disappointing the attorney general's office to do it this way. jerry has always been willing to turn himself in. >> reporter: identified as victims 9 and 10, they both claim they were molested in the basement bedroom of the sandusky home. victim 9 claims sandusky told him to stay in the room. he ate meals in the basement and the food would be brought to him by sandusky
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Dec 5, 2011 4:00am PST
scandal opens up. what jerry sandusky is saying now about the charges against him. >>> and good morning, everyone, i'm dan kloeffler sitting in for rob nelson. on this monday morning. >> and i'm sunny hostin. we begin with morning with a possible threat to american security. iran says they have shot down a supersecret u.s. drone. the cutting edge technology may have fallen to america's enemies. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, dan and sunny. the kind of aircraft that iran says it has recovered is made by lockheed-martin. the aircraft was reportedly used to spy on osama bin laden's compound in pakistan. now iran says it's recovered the aircraft. the claim was made on iranian state television that iran shot down and captured an unmanned u.s. spy plane in the eastern part of the country. they say it was the rq-170. a secret drone that can presumably go without detection. they have lied about such things in the past. but if true, it could be a significant capture. >> important secrets can be lost by looking at the kind of materi
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Dec 8, 2011 4:30am PST
official overrules the fda's plans. >>> arrested again. another man accuses jerry sandusky of sexual abuse. >>> the neighborhood's plan to preserve -- >> out of this world headquarters. you have seen the outside now hear what the company says employees will ed3q you disgust me. prove it. enough's enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding, guaranteed. d-con. get out. >>> what do you i -- say we try to find winter cold. mid 40s boston, new york and d.c. where we should be. low 40s around seattle and portland. we'll look at all the green on the map from the east coast, midwest back to our neighborhoods, all major airports on time. flight tracker at the bottom of the page at abc7news.com. >>> 4:48. penn state former assistant football coach jerry sandusky spent the night in jail after new child sex abuse charges were filed. he now faces more nan 50 charges for 15 years of alleged assault on boys in his home on penn state property and elsewhere. >> reporter: jerry sandusky is looking for a way out of prison this morning after failing to post $250,000 bail. the former p
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Dec 13, 2011 4:30am PST
. >>> former penn state football coach jerry sandusky faces his accusers in court this morning. there are new questions about what the prime eyewitness saw. >> going to college in california is more expensive than ever. one state lawmaker has a plan to save students thousands. >>> movement to turn california's top politician into part-timers. edew >>> high temperatures across the country in case you are leaving us today midwest to the south 50s to 67 around new orleans, 40s throughout the upper midwest into new england and around seattle and portland with 37 in denver, 58 phoenix. airports right now philly having flight departure delays from the northeast across the midwest rain around st. louis, kansas city, memphis showers and waterspouts around l.a. there could be delays there. check out our flight tracker at abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> an investigation underway after two army helicopters crashed on a washington base killing four soldiers. crews arrived at the scene 8:00 last night officials say the choppers crashed at joint base lewis-mcchord south of tacoma. it is not known whether t
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Dec 13, 2011 11:00am PST
not require shuttle buses to provide seat belts. >>> jerry sandusky will go straight to trial on child sex abuse charges. this morning in a surprise move he waived his preliminary hearing and avoided a face-to-face confrontation with his accusers. katie marzullo is here with the latest. this is unfolding as child abuse takes center stage on capitol hill. >> reporter: since there was no hearing sandusky was in and out of the courtroom in minutes. most of the legal drama unfolded on the steps of the courthouse. on capitol hill, lawmakers, advocates and victims talked about how to protect children. reporters shouted questions at jerry sandusky as he left the courthouse. he stopped and made this statement. >> we fully intend to put the best possible defense that we can do. >> reporter: sandusky's defense team insists there will be no plea and today's move was tactical. >> it would have been very help first lady to have had a hearing today but it was a trade off -- when we got concessions from the prosecutor last night about things we were going to do and things they won't to in the future we f
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Dec 4, 2011 7:00am PST
angry reaction from jerry sandusky's alleged victims. this after the accused child sex abuser at the heart of the penn state dpee debacle, spoke for the first time tell iing the "new york times" that he did nothing wrong. >> that interview sparked a lot of reaction. >>> also this morning -- there were fireworks when gary giordano was grilled last week. he's with us again this morning, he wants to respond to our interview with robyn gardner's boyfriend. you'll be talking to him coming up in the next half hour. >> it's going to be an interesting morning here. that's coming up soon. >>> but we do have some lighter fare as well this morning. including this dog, whose owners have trained him to do something very, very unusual. we'll tell you about that in a just a few minutes. this morning, the geezer bandit back at it. he just knocked off his 16th bank. is it really an old man or is that guy wearing a brilliant disguise? >>> we want to get straight to the news this morning. ron claiborne is on the set to talk about some breaking news overnight. >> good morning to you, dan, bianna.
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Dec 13, 2011 2:40am PST
. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. as many as 10 accusers may testify in the jerry sandusky hearing taking place in a tiny pennsylvania town today. it is unclear if sandusky himself will take the stand. and there are new questions about what a key witness, mike mcqueary, will say about what he saw and heard. >> extraordinary. today he will see up to ten accusers in court face to face. some of them seen for the first time. not clear who the accusers are. he will see them for the first time. an extraordinary moment in court today. >> people are guessing he will testify. that's not going to happen. >> you don't think he will take the stand? >> no. >> based on previous interviews. >> based on that. defendants don't testify at preliminary hearings. we will hear the stories of so many of the young men today. >> unbelievable story. >>> also on this tuesday morning, an awkward situation for mitt romney. during an old-fashioned campaign stop at a new hampshire diner, he sat down with a vietnam vet. instead of talking about the veteran's military background, romney was put on the spot
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Dec 8, 2011 4:00am PST
>>> making news this morning, behind bars. >> new charges send jerry sandusky to jail, locking up the former coach a month after the penn state sex scandal shocked the nation. but could he still go free? >>> and millions will be waking up to a fresh coat of snow. a commuter mess from virginia to maine. >>> and one peppy point of view. seeing the game from a cheerleader's perspective. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. jerry sandusky wakes up in jail this morning, the first time he's been behind bars since the sex scandal at penn state began to unfold. >> the former coach was arrested on charges after two more young men came forward to say they, too, were abused. >> their stories, all now, sadly, familiar. >> reporter: jerry sandusky is looking for a way out of prison this morning, after failing to post $250,000 bail. the former penn state assistant football coach was handcuffed and arrested wednesday afternoon, on new child sex abuse charges. he now faces more than 50 counts of sexual abuse. >> jerry's scratching his head saying, what's next? i said, don't
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Dec 13, 2011 5:30pm PST
to crack down for real on those cell phones in our cars. >>> courthouse surprise. jerry sandusky, his wife by his side, cancels a showdown with the young men who say he sexually abused them. >>> getting action. after an abc news investigation, a billion dollars wasted with the government making coins no one wants. tonight, the mint agrees to stop the presses. >>> the real running mates. the republican front-runners deploying wives as secret weapons. how these two women could change the race. >>> and mr. mom. a stunning change in american families. have you noticed something very different on television and in your neighbor's living room? >>> good evening. today, the nation's top safety official said enough is enough. all those lectures about putting down the cell phones and blackberries when behind the wheel are not working. that distracted drivers are still causing 600,000 crashes and 3,000 deaths every year. so, today, the national transportation safety board said they want urgent action to ban cell phones for drivers, period, and failure to comply should mean that drivers pay a very tou
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Dec 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
news has learned that all eight alleged victims who say jerry sandusky sexually abused them are ready to testify outraged by the penn state football coach's bombshell interview with "the new york times." >>> bottoms up, why the simple act of sitting can super sooiz your backside. >>> and "made in america." meet some of the people back to work because of you. your dollars helps them. >> all: thank you, america. >>> good evening. you all know the motto. neither range, nor sleet or snow will stop the mail but today even a threat that the most determined letter carrier cannot overcome, bankruptcy. that's right, it's forcing the post office to make massive layoffs. 35,000 and that's by march 2012. services will be restricted in ways sure to be felt by all of us, especially when you consider this, each day americans send 563 million letters and packages. that's almost two pieces of mail every day for every one of us. so tonight we tackle the questions, can the post office be saved? should it, and what does the shake-up mean for america's economy and you? abc's sharyn alfonsi starts us off f
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Dec 1, 2011 4:00am PST
as the first lawsuit is filed against jerry sandusky for sexual abuse. here's abc's brad wheelis. >> reporter: it was a time for soul-searching at penn state. >> i feel shame. what do i do with these feelings? >> reporter: at a town hall meeting between students, faculty and administrators, the penn state dealt with the lasting mark at the school, as the result of a sex abuse scandal by jerry sandusky. one of argued tha that it was good -- >> it's important that we learn to question authority. and in many cases, being here and be part of this experience might actually make you a better human being. >> reporter: but there was more bad news for penn state. in the first civil suit filed against jerry sandusky, a now-29-year-old man alleges he was sexually assaulted by the former football coach more than 100 times between 1992 and 1996. the man is not one of the eight boys sandusky is already charged with molesting. his attorney read a statement from the plaintiff. >> i am hurting and have been for a long time. >> reporter: also named in the suit, penn state university and the second mile foundat
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Dec 4, 2011 9:00am PST
to organizers, bay view neighborhood has received a high number of evictions. >> coming up, jerry sandusky speaks out since being indicted on child sex abuse charges. also ahead, with his wife at his side, herman cain and his campaign for president in the wake of >>> there is a new wave of outrage this morning after jerry sandusky did his first extended on rearm interview proclaiming his innocence to the "new york times." t.j. winnick has been getting reaction for people that represent the victims. >> reporter: this is the interview that has so many so angry. >> the allegations are false. i didn't do those things. >> on camera for the first time making his case to a "new york times" reporter. jerry sandusky admits showering with young boys but admits that nothing happened. those accused of the molesting were more like his children. >> we were extended family. >> reporter: but the alleged victims of the extended family, this latest media blitz makes it worse. >> first he fairly abuse made client, which left a devastating impact then he has to hear sandusky deny he did those things. >> the a
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Dec 1, 2011 2:40am PST
administrators meet with students to discuss their fears, frustration, and anger after the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. >> while another accuser steps forward with disturbing allegations and a lawsuit now against the former coach. it's thursday, december 1st. >>> good morning, i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. penn state students met faculty and administrators at a special town hall gathering on campus last night. some of them voiced concerns about the scandal and its impact on their education. meanwhile, sandusky's legal fight has now started with the first lawsuit from an accuser. >>> also this half hour, a stunning jailhouse confession by a former member of the kkk, the impact this confession is having on the case of three men back in the '60s. remember the story told in the movie "mississippi burning." >> incredible movie, real-life crime there, we'll have more on that coming up in just a second. >>> later in this half hour, a woman's obsession with hippos. she is so taken with her favorite animal that she made her car look like a hippo. wait till you see how she has decorated
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Dec 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
of former penn state coach jerry sandusky? the coach, this time, taken away in handcuffs. >>> then, an abc news exclusive. barbara walters inside syria, with the only one-on-one with syria's embattled president. >> why is this such a brutal crackdown? >> does he fear civil war? does he sense the circle closing around him? barbara is right here with us tonight. >>> family values. why mitt romney is hoping voters will focus on this image tonight, as the gloves come off, taking aim at the new front-runner. ♪ have you driven a ford >>> that famous question, and our question tonight for the ceo of ford, who turned that c carmaker around. what is the key to bringing america back? >>> kicked off. after alec baldwin booted after that battle, who was right? the famous actor or the flight attendant? >>> and pearl harbor. the image we learned today we will never see again. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and we begin here with two major stories this evening. barbara walters and her exclusive one-on-one with syria's embattled president. face-to-face as she asks, why the deadly crac
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Dec 8, 2011 2:40am PST
exponentially if they play christmas musi >>> this morning on "world news now" -- locked up. the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal takes a dramatic turn as police in pennsylvania take him into custody. >> investigators reveal new and disturbing details from sandusky's accusers. it's thursday, december 8th. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. bail for sandusky has been set at $250,000 in cash. the former coach is expected to make bail when he goes to court later today. but for now he is spending the night in a jail cell. he still insists of course he never broke the law. >> this arrest prompted by two new accusers who have come forward. victims nine and ten. >> that's right. we're all at ten so far. >> the scene some expected to see after the initial eight people came forward. now he gets to be behind bars if just for a short amount of time. the case unbelievable. >>> also this morning, unforgettable call to 911. a california woman calls for help when she saw an intruder breaking in. she told police she had a gun. and we'll hear how the jaw-dropping story ends. a
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Dec 4, 2011 6:00am PST
penn state football coach jerry sandusky speaks out on his first camera interview since indicted on sex abuse charges. and that is herman cain calling it quits. [ mom ] hey guys. guys... [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls with cinnabon cinnamon are an irresistible sunday morning idea. nothing calls them to the table faster. sunday morning ideas made easy. [ younger brother ] oh, do you want it? yeah. ok, we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light... ...buttery and flaky... this is half. that is not half. guys i have more. [ female announcer ] do you have enough crescents? >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> former penn state coordinator jerry sandusky is speaking out again, this time on camera. he talked with the new york times reporter for nearly four hours. and in that interview sandusky answered questions about the allegations he sexually abused young boys. abcs tj winnik reports. >> reporter: jerry sandusky says the allegations against him are false. the former penn state defensive coach answered questions on camera for the first t
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Dec 13, 2011 4:00am PST
jerry sandusky begins in just hours. >> it will likely take most of the day, as several young men, as many as ten, face their alleged accuser. all this happening in the small town of bellefont. abc's tahman bradley has details. >> reporter: in court today, for the first time, former pen stated assistant coach jersey sandusky faces his accusers. in a pretrial hearing, some of his accusers will explain under oath how sandusky molested them. ben andreozzi says his client is eager to take the stand. but the large number of press in attendance will not make it easy. >> i know it's going to be uncomfortable. but he's ready to go forward. >> any victim that goes forward with these types of cases is incredibly brave. but they still have to face the person they're accusing. >> reporter: in what could be a setback for the prosecution, one of the key witnesses in the case, penn state assistant coach mike mcqueary's testimony is being called into question. mcqueary says he witnessed sandusky raping a 10-year-old boy in the team showers back in 2002. and that he told head coach, joe paterno, a
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Dec 17, 2011 6:00am PST
mccreary, the key witness in the case against jerry sandusky. what he saw in the locker room on that fateful day and why he didn't go to the police himself. victoria secret, the number one name in lingerie, now under fire for some of the cotton it uses, where it comes from and the possibility child labor may be involved. we will tell you about the brewing controversy this morning. and the multimillion-dollar nfl football player who seemed to have it now, and now accused of leading a shocking double life as a drug lord. we will talk to his family and friends coming up. and on a lighter friend, britney spears has done it again after two famously failed marriages, she's said to walk down the isle for a third time. we have all the scoop, including fresh pictures in overnight from las vegas. i know you are super interested in that, terry. it's all coming up on gpa. >> my christmas present is now coming to you, i won't belabor your voice, i will let it go so you can rest up for the big show. >> but chatting with you, no matter what the condition of my vocal cords, always a pleasur
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Dec 16, 2011 4:00pm PST
officials clearly he saw former coach jerry sandusky molesting a boy in 2002. after hearing quote slapping sounds like skin on skin. mcqueary said i looked in the skmir saw jerry in the shower with a young boy, with jerry behind the boy. mcqueary said he took the information to then head coach joe paterno saying waits over the line. mcquery said he told him he did the right thing. penn state's former athletic director and former vice president said they never knew how serious mcqueary's allegations were. mcqueary says he told them the same thing he told paterno. and mcqueary said in my mind this is like speaking to a district attorney. >> stay the course. >> jerry sandusky faces 52 counts of child abuse against 10 boys. and there is a new lawyer offering an explanation. >> taking a person shower at the age of 12 and 14 sounds strange but people work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile who's have to be taught basic life skills. >> the judge ruled there is tofdz put them on trial. jerry sandusky will head to trial separately in about six months. >> two former bosses
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Dec 4, 2011 5:30pm PST
tonight here, we turn to the new comments from jerry sandusky, the former penn state coach, speaking out about the child sex abuse charges against him. and when the reporter asked whether the coach is attracted to children, he begins to answer. and then watch what happens as the coach is coached by his attorney. here's abc's t.j. winick. >> reporter: in this no holds barred interview with "the new york times," jerry sandusky maintains he is innocent of molesting eight boys over 15 years. >> i didn't do those things. >> reporter: so, why has the former penn state assistant football coach had such a difficult time tackling the one question everyone wants answered? first posed to him in a phone interview last month. >> are you sexually attracted to young boys -- to underage boys? >> am i sexually attracted to underage boys? >> yes. >> sexually attracted, you know, no. i enjoy young people. >> reporter: for sandusky's alleged victims and their families, it was an especially cringe-worthy moment. >> i asked him about how, you know, he felt he had done on the answer and mr. sandusky said he wi
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Dec 14, 2011 4:00am PST
against jerry sandusky. the former penn state coach showed up at court yesterday, where he was supposed to face his accusers. but instead, he waived his right to the hearing. instead, he's simply ready, now, to go to trial. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: jerry sandusky headed towards court with a secret. his trademark grin on his face, wife at his side. and another surprise up his lawyer's sleeve. >> the move was the first smart move i've seen from his attorney. >> reporter: after weeks of promising a grueling, public confrontation with all ten of his accusers, the defense changed its mind. waiving the preliminary hearing and instead pleading not guilty and heading directly to trial. o put together the best possible defense that we can do. stay the course. play for four quarters. >> this is a fight to the death. this is the fight of jerry sandusky's life. >> reporter: the grand courtroom, filled to capacity with 250 lottery-winning spectators, including sandusky's wife, dottie, his children and supporters. all set for drama. but the alleged victims, waiting in the wings to
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Dec 14, 2011 2:40am PST
is always the issue, we'll see. >>> now to the stunning turn in the case of jerry sandusky. his first court appearance lasted less than five minutes. the former penn state coach waived his right to a preliminary hearing. sandusky pled not guilty and said he will go directly to trial. all ten of the accusers were waiting in the courthouse ready to testify that he sexually abused him. they were all there. >> we'll talk about that later in the show. seems like a game of chicken by the defense team there. >>> well, florida a&m university has embroiled in yet another hazing scandal. we told you yesterday three students there have been charged with beating a marching band member so badly she could barely walk. she was attacked not only with fists but spatulas, rulers, and book binders. now she plans to sue the school. abc news has more. >> reporter: what is most amazing about the arrest of the three florida a&m band members is they had nothing to do with this hazing incident that killed the band member. >> is he breathing or is he not breathing? >> we don't know if he is breathing. we need an amb
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Dec 14, 2011 7:00am PST
state. jerry sandusky chose to waive tuesday's hearing, avoiding an emotional confrontation with his accusers. but he vowed to fight all the sexual abuse charges. and his attorney, joe amendola, called it a fight to the death. first, here's abc's jim avila. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. one attorney told me it was the first smart move made by the defense. a decision to pull the threats of open accusers in open court. and more details in this case overcame that bravado. as he left home for court, jerry sandusky was keeping a secret. as he arrived at court, he ignored shouted questions from reporters. perhaps, now, we know why. >> mr. sandusky, how do you feel about the opportunity to face your accusers, sir? are you looking forward to it? >> reporter: sandusky and his attorney had changed their minds about any open-court showdown with his alleged victims. >> as hurtful as it was to son-in-law of the survivors to be built up and not testify, this was smart for sandusky. >> reporter: with his accusers standing by, sandusky's attorney waived the right to a prelim
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Dec 9, 2011 2:40am PST
thing the response was quick. >> lessons learned, right? >> yes. >>> also this morning, jerry sandusky bails out of jail. but there are big questions about what his wife knew and when about the sexual abuse. we are hearing from her for the first time. >> a pretty stunning statement from her. >> dottie sandusky. >> she is saying none of this happened. standing by her man through all of this. >>> and later after the serious headlines we take a lighter look at the heavy christmas sweaters, really ugly ones like the ones in the photo and why these things have become so popular. >> you know you have one. >> i do not. people throw ugly sweater parties. great idea for a holiday party. >> haven't heard of that. >> we need light news today. >>> first, virginia tech's campus plunged into panic when a gunman reopened the wounds from the april, 2007, massacre. >> we're looking for answers about what triggered this shooting. mark kelly joins us live from the campus in blacksburg with the very latest on this incident. good morning to you, mark. >> reporter: good morning, rob. we fou
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Dec 13, 2011 7:00am PST
and breaking right now. former penn state jerry sandusky waives hi hearing this morning, saying he was not ready to present his side of the story. now the case is headed straight to trial. >>> break overnight, choppers down. two army scout helicopters go down in a horrifying, split-second crash outside seattle, killing all four soldiers on board. did they collide in midair? >>> remarkable recovery. hi the parents of a former model say her new milestone is a miracle. walking the hallways on her own. new detail this is morning. >>> and the ultimate party crashers. how one couple picked up their phone call and ended up at paris hilton's birthday bash. how adam sandler helped them crack the code. >> and good morning, everyone. to our viewers out west, an unexpected twist. jerry sandusky leaving the courthouse unexpectedly. he waived a pretrial hearing. he said he wanted to wait for the opportunity to present his side of the story. we'll have the story just ahead. >> the victims were going to be there to confront him face to face. that will now happen in january. >>> fighting words for
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Dec 17, 2011 8:00am PST
coach jerry sandusky molesting a boy in 2002ing after hearing slapping sounds like skin on skin. he said i looked into the mirror i saw him in the shower with a young boy with jerry behind the boy. next day he took the information to then head coach joe paterno saying it was way over the lines. mcqueary described himself as distraught. paterno he said told him he did the right thing. they said they never knew how serious the allegations were. they are charged with covering up what they have been told. mcqueary says he told the same thing he told paterno and shuttle's oversaw the penn state police department, in my mind it was speaking to a district attorney. jerry sandusky faces 52 counts of child abuse against ten boys. he says he will plead not guilty and has a new lawyer. >> showering like that may sound strange but people that are dependent have to be taught basic skills. >> the judge ruled there is enough evidence to put them on trial. jerry sandusky will head to trial separately in about six months. >>> stanford is announcing it is dropping plans for an engineering campus in new yo
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Dec 13, 2011 5:00am PST
business report is coming up. >>> former opinion state football coach jerry sandusky faces his -- dark former penn state football coach jerry sandusky faces his accusers this morning. >>> you may already know this, going to college in california is more expensive than ever. one state lawmaker has a plan to save students thousands. >>> movement to turn california's politicians into part-timers. ♪ jif to go goes here, goes there ♪ ♪ jif to go goes anywhere ♪ jif to go goes here, goes there ♪ ♪ jif to go goes everywhere ♪ goes here, goes there ♪ jif to go, wherever you go >>> heading to southern california most severe storms over haven't seen reports of any more waterspouts wet from l.a., san diego. as far as our weather here and across most of the state quiet today temperatures in the mid to upper 50s seen scattered snow showers 40 tahoe, 47 yosemite. >>> penn state's former assistant coach jerry sandusky has just waived his preliminary hearing. the decision that moves him more quickly toward a trial on charges of child sex abuse. he left the pennsylvania courthouse momen
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Dec 13, 2011 4:00pm PST
. >> child sex abuse case against long time penn state football coach is going trial. jerry sandusky waived his rights to a preliminary hearing today, it left some accusers frustrated. >> larry, some of jerry sandusky's accusers came, ready to tell their story, while he sat in the same room. the former coach back wade. then, his lawyer was on the attack. in the end, jerry sandusky and his legal team decided there wasn't much good that can come out plaichl hearing. so he waived his rights to hear accusers in person. >> we fully intend to put together the best possible defense we can do. just stay the course. >> his lawyer called it a tactical decision and the defense swront a chance to call witness autos i think all that would have done is reaferm what many of you already think. >> he says his client pleading not guilty and will take the case to trial. >> this is a fight to the death. >> he took a shot at the accusers saying they're in this for money, entice bid deep pockets of penn state university and sandusky charity, the second mile, lawyers shot back. one called sandusky a coward for do
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Dec 3, 2011 7:00am PST
. >>> but we're going to start here with jerry sandusky, the man at the heart of the penn state sex abuse debacle. going on camera for his first extensive interview. he spoke at length to "the new york times." and the reporters there videotaped the whole thing. >> these allegations are false. i didn't do those things. i don't know. >> reporter: for the first time, jerry sandusky, answering the tough questions, on camera. once the legendary head coach joe paterno was told about the allegations against his former defensive coach, what did he say to sandusky about it? >> i don't know that he didn't know. i know that he didn't -- never said anything to me. i know that. >> reporter: what did sandusky say when he was confronted by a penn state official, about that incident, when young assistant coach, mike mcqueary, claimed he saw him raping a boy in the team showers? >> i told him it didn't happen. in my mind, it wasn't inappropriate behavior. >> reporter: and remember sandusky's infamous answer to this question? >> are you sexually attracted to young boys, underaged boys? >> am i sexually att
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Dec 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >>> speaking out. now, the wife weighing in. former penn state coach jerry sandusky accused of sexual abuse. one victim saying while the wife was home. what she's saying tonight and it is aimed right at the alleged victims. >>> the billion dollar apology. the former senator and famous investment boss telling now telling small every day investors he has no idea where their billion dollars went. >>> and the christmas craze. "modern family" and the not so modern movement tonight. what all of us sent in here and tonight, you pick the winner. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and today, when those first bulletins came into the news room of another gunman at virginia tech, that he opened fire, there were immediate fears the massacre of four years ago was happening all over again. the images immediately came in, showing a student body on lockdown, officers barricading doors and outside there, two officers embracing after a campus filled with fear that it was happening again. in the end, the gunman shot an officer dead and it is believed he then turned the gun on himself. abc's jim
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Dec 9, 2011 4:00am PST
. >> man. >> i missed it, too. >> makes me angry. >>> coming up next on this friday morning, jerry sandusky, back home again after new claims that he abused a boy in his own basement. sandusky's wife also is now speaking out for the first time. >>> and a cringe-inducing moment, as the steelers' ben roethlisberger goes down. [ female announcer ] why shop at walgreens for your stocking stuffers? so you don't have to deal with this. [ crying ] i just wanted some stocking stuffers. what am i -- invisible? are you serious? don't get involved. everybody's bumping me! [ woman crying ] [ female announcer ] just go to walgreens. one simple trip to find everything you need to stuff every stocking. and don't forget the hershey's kisses chocolates. now earn up to $20 in jingle cash good on your next purchase of $30 or more. shopping. simplified. with walgreens...there's a way. >>> and time, now, for a look at your morning road conditions. take it slow around the great lakes. especially icy along i-90, from chicago east through rochester, new york. and i-94, from chicago to detroit. also expect poor vis
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Dec 3, 2011 11:00pm PST
wife. >> on our facebook page, people say: >> former penn state defensive coordinator jerry sandusky is speaking out on camera. he spoke to "new york times" reporter for four hours. >> he answered questions about the allegations he sexually abused young boys. >> reporter: jerry sandusky says the allegations against him are false. the former penn state defensive coach answered questions on camera for the first time in an interview with "the new york times." sandusky said former head coach joe paterno never came to him about any inappropriate behavior with young boys. >> i don't know he didn't know. i know he didn't -- never said nothing me. i know that. >> he told the times reporter that assistant coach mike mcqueary did not see him rape a young boy in the team showers because it didn't happen. sandusky failed to clarify the infamous remark he made in a phone interview about being sexually attracted to underage boys. >> if i say, no, i'm not attracted to boys, that's not the truth because i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls. >> that's sandusky's attorney saying his client is no
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Dec 12, 2011 4:00pm PST
affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. >>> jerry sandusky will face his accusers in court today, they're expected to testify about how he aldly molested them. now word a prime witness may have changed his story. >> did assistant coach see jerry sandusky some yomize a boy in 2002? or just hear what he thought was a sex act? according to an article, a friend of the family told the grand jury he spoke with him the night of the alleged incident saying he never saw sandusky having sex with the boy it helps sandusky because mcqueary is the only eye witness as we all know. >> if mcqueary didn't witness a sex act that would support paterno who insists mcqueary never told him he saw sandusky having sex with a boy. sandusky admitted to showering with young but denies molesting them. >> these allegations of false. i didn't do those things. >> that will be the big issue during a hearing to determine the evidence evidence. but if mcqueary is deemed inconsistent that, could jop dyes the jais. >> -- case. >> if it's true mcqueary is giving differenting accounts that is a problem,. >> sandusky faces
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Dec 6, 2011 2:40am PST
has changed, how we correspond with each other. >>> also this morning, what jerry sandusky's accusers are planning to do when the coach appears in court on sexual assault charges next week. also some insight this morning into why sandusky's legal team is letting him talk when he seems to only be making his case worse. these interviews i find beyond disturbing. >> i can't wait to hear the inside scoop about the lawyer's strategy. doesn't make sense to me. >> what could possibly be the strategy? >> we'll see. >>> and later this half-hour, a real emergency for paramedics and firefighters. their fire station invaded by bed bugs. ahh! no laughing matter. >> no one likes a bed bug story. it's creepy, isn't it? we'll get to that in a second. >>> we begin with the drastic changes ahead for the postal service. thousand of employees now expected to lose their jobs. >> that's right. mail is going to take longer to arrive. abc's scott goldberg with more on the cutbacks. good morning, scott. >> reporter: rob, sunny, we don't use pens and paper like we used to, and that's why the postal service say
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Dec 10, 2011 7:00am PST
on the penn state scandal. the intensifying focus on jerry sandusky's wife. did she know about the alleged abuse and fail to stop it? could she be prosecuted? her husband's lawyer is speaking out. abc's t.j. winick is with us this morning. he's been covering the story since it broke. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. he may be free on bail but jerry sandusky is under house arrest with just three more days before he faces his accusers in a pennsylvania courtroom. . his attorney told us it will be extremely stressful for the former football coach, whose wife may also now have to answer serious questions about what she knew and when. it was dottie sandusky who bailed out her husband of 45 years after jerry sandusky was charged with sexually abusing two more boys from his second mile foundation. defense attorney joe amendola visited their home on friday admitting this is an uphill battle. >> this is the legal battle of my life. i've had some big ones. i compare this to climbing mt. everest from the bottom. >> reporter: mrs. sandusky is accused of being upstairs i
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Dec 17, 2011 7:00am PST
of other news to get to this morning. a big day in the case against former penn state coach jerry sandusky. the key eyewitness finally testified in court. about what he says he saw that day. we'll tell you what he said. whether his story changed, and just how damaging it could be. >> it could be very damaging. >>> a story that sounds like a premise for a tv show. an nfl star that makes millions leading a double life as a drug kingpin. that's what police say sam hurd of the chicago bears has been doing. how did this devout christian and dedicated family man get into such serious trouble? >>> and, we have a great story for you. a week before christmas eve. a story of the season. about a bunch of secret santas. why are they showing up at a bunch of kmarts across the country. a legion of secret santas doing good deeds. we'll tell you what's going on there. >> what these people are doing is incredible. >>> we're going to start this morning with ron claiborne with breaking news from overnight. >> good morning, everyone. senate leaders have reached a deal to avert payroll tax hike affecting milli
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Dec 4, 2011 5:00am PST
, former penn state football coach jerry sandusky speaks out on his first camera interview since indicted on sex abuse charges. and that is herman cain calling it quits. what's next for the remaining candidates in the race for the white house? get the technology they love, on the network they deserve. like the powerful droid charge by samsung, or get the samsung stratosphere, and for a limited time, get twice the data for the same low price. verizon. jerry sandusky is speaking out again, this time on camera. he talked with the new york times reporter for nearly four hours. and in that interview sandusky answered questions about the allegations he sexually abused young boys. abcs tj winnik reports. >> jerry can dust ski says the allegations against him are false. the former penn state defensive coach answered questions on camera for the first time in an interview with the new york times . sandusky said former head coach joe paterno never came to him about any inappropriate behavior with young boys. >> i don't know that he didn't know. i know that he never said anything to me. i know that.
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Dec 6, 2011 7:00am PST
. >>> and a dramatic showdown coming in the penn state scandal. abc news has learned all eight of jerry sandusky's alleged victims are set to face him in open court next week. it will obviously be emotional testimony. >> no question about that. >>> and the controversial hit show that goes inside the world of very young parenting, "teen mom 2." it debuts again tonight. second season. we'll meet some of the teen moms that are trying to turn some of their tough times around. >> all that's ahead. >>> now, the wild weather moving west to east across the country. bringing snow and rain to the entire eastern seaboard. sam, of course, is here with the latest on all of it. sam? >> good morning, robin, george. we'll show you the snow that's on the ground. here's what happens when the frigid air breaks loose. it's been bottled up in canada for awhile. here's what's on the ground in the phoenix area. look at the hills outside of phoenix. that snow on top of the cactus already. that's what's on the ground. then, in oklahoma city, unusual to see what is about two inches of snow already on the roads. and here'
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Dec 7, 2011 5:00pm PST
if all viable treatment options have been exhausted. >> jerry sandusky is in custody on new charges. police arrested sandusky today following allegations made by two new accuser that's say they were molested by sandusky at 10 years old after meeting the coach through a charity he founded for at-risk children. he faces 50 charges stemming from the accusations ask denies these charges. >> 70 years ago japan takd pearl harbor. you've heard the quote, it's a day that will live in infamy. there are just a few sur vufor -- survivors left. the association is shutting down after'd toed. >> reason is because officer category are reaching age of 92, 94 years old, to try to carry on two more years was unpredictable as to health and how many there would be. >> there were 50,000 personnel in 1941. today, just 8,000 remain. and this national group will be taken over by sons and daughters in pearl harbor. >> women in the fact wrirz honored today and there are four surviving women helped swell brait. and they're known for work as welders on ships and planes while the men were at war. there will be
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Dec 12, 2011 11:00am PST
the latest on abc7news.com. >>> a lawyer for jerry sandusky says there are no plea talks underway. the former pennsylvania state assistant football coach is charged with more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys he met through his children's charity. there are reports the key witness in the prosecution case may have changed his story for the grand jury. assistant coach mike mcqueary told the grand jury he saw sandusky raping a 10 year polled boy in a school shower in 2002. now a local paper says a friend spoke to him on the night of the alleged incident and mcqueary said he never saw sandusky have sex with the boy. >>> u.s. supreme court has decided to take up arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigrants. they will review a ruling that blocked several provisions one requires police to question immigration status if stopped for something else and suspect they may be in the country illegally. the obama administration has challenged the arizona law arguing regulating immigration is the job of the federal government not individual states. >>> there morning president
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Dec 16, 2011 11:00am PST
to determine whether two university officials will stand trial. mcqueary said he believes he saw jerry sandusky sexually molest a preteen boy in the shower and he told university officials about it. sandusky's lawyer says his client was showing kids how to shower. >> teaching a person to shower at the age of 12, 14 sounds strange but people work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents who have to be taught basic life skills. >> any time the defense attorney says it may sound strange to some people, it is going to sound strange to a lot of people. this guy has again from being a football coach to a shower coach? >> sandusky has pleaded not guilty to 52 counts of child abuse. several school officials are accused of lying to a grand jury about what mcqueary told them. >>> we are on the barry bonds sentencing watch. there's good news out about california's job market. >> plus, the company that brought you words with friends goes public. but, is the -- is it the blockbuster analysts were expecting? >> stark sign of the times holiday giveaway that has thousands waiti
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Dec 8, 2011 5:00am PST
forward and accuses former penn state coach jerry sandusky of sexual abuse. >>> protecting a bay area landmark a plan to preserve coit tower. >>> apple's new out of this world headquarters. here what the -- hear what the company says employees will cxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcxcx >>> time for the california forecast. a lot of sun, a few high clouds, low to mid 60s through the central valleys, 47 tahoe, 52 yosemite, sun nays southern california upper 50s. >>> -- 5:47. the pentagon is admitting the remains of at least 274 american troops were buried in a virginia landfill. the landfill is located in virginia's king george county remains come from the mortuary at dover air force base, a port of entry for america's war dead. the "washington post" reports the practice of dumping incinerated partial remains span four years. the disposals were never authorized by top brass. the practice ended three years ago burial at sea is now the custom. >>> recovery operation underway in nevada following a deadly tourist helicopter crash. crews arrived near the scene last night, four tourists and pilot
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Dec 17, 2011 5:00am PST
testified he told penn state officials very clearly he saw former coach jerry sandusky molesting a to boy in 2002. after hearing, quote, slapping sounds like skin on skin, he said i looked in the mirror or and shockingly and surprisely saw jerriry this the shower with jerry behind the young boy. he took the information to joe paterno saying it was way over the line, extremely sexual in nature. mccreary described himself as distraught and paterno told him he did the right thing. former vice president gary schultz said he never knew how serious mccreary's allegations are. they are charged with covering up what they were told. but mccreary said he told them the same thing he told paterno and because schultz oversaw the penn state police department he said in my mind it was like speaking to a district attorney. >> stay the course. >> jair sandusky faces 52 counts of child abuse against ten boys. he has a new lawyer offering a new explanation. >> being in a person with a shower at the age are 12, 14, but people working with troubled youth say there are a lot of people who have to be taught bas
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Dec 12, 2011 7:00am PST
mo -- momentum on his side. >>> just as jerry sandusky is about to face many of his accusers in court tomorrow, a new twist. >> that will be some drama at that hearing. >>> look at this cat right here. tomasino. he's from italy. a stray cat who inherited, get this -- $13 million. $13 million h. that is one rich cat. >> i was tempted to make a romney joke. but i won't. >> leave it alone. feeling good. i thought you would go there. >>> let's go to josh elliott. >> good morning. >> good morning to you, robin and george. that was great theater if nothing else. we'll begin with a developing story. anti-wall street protesters launching a new offensive this morning. planning to shut down port cities. along the west coast. expanding on action last month, targeting oakland. they're targeting san diego and los angeles, and all the way to portland, oregon, and anchorage, alaska. blockades are set to begin this morning. >>> breaking news overseas. more than a dozen al qaeda militants escaped through a tunnel from a prison in southern yemen. they include convicted killers
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Dec 8, 2011 7:00am PST
now. >> reporter: good morning, robin. jerry sandusky faces 50 counties of child abuse from 10 young men who say he abused them. the two new charges result in his arrest and a night in jail. jerry sandusky spent the night behind bars, after police escorted him from his home in handcuffs in a penn state track suit. the charge, abusing two more children. >> it's disappointing that the attorney general's office chose to do it this way. jerry's always been willing. and we made it known to the commonwealth, he's been willing to turn himself in. >> reporter: prosecutors demanded $1 million in bail. and reviewed the stories of victims nine and ten. their frightening accounts of a sandusky basement of horrors, at the former defensive coach's ranch-style house in state college, pennsylvania. a place victim number nine told grand juriers, sandusky specifically told him to stay unless otherwise directed by san do sandusky. he ate meals in the basement. and the food, brought to him by sandusky. and there's new details about his wife and where she was when this was allegedly happening just down t
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Dec 12, 2011 3:00am PST
in the penn state scandal that cost paterno his job. a family friend of assistant coach who saw jerry sandusky molesting a boy in the shower says he heard a different version of the story. that friend reportedly said that after the incident mike mcqueary told him he only heard what was going on in the shower but did not actually see anything sexual. >>> a virginia family is celebrating the end of a five-month-long nightmare. islamic militants kidnapped a teenager during a family vacation in the philippines. using brains and bravery, the boy escaped. here's abc's correspondent. >> reporter: the first pictures of kevin lundsman in five months smiling and safe in the philippines. the 14-year-old from virginia outwitted his armed kidnappers friday telling them he was going to wash up in a stream, then running. he says he wandered in the jungle for two days. >> it was a tough time. it was a tough five months. i only know he is a hero. and i am so happy he escaped. >> reporter: villagers found him on an island, 25 miles from where he, his mother, and a cousin were kidnapped in july. they were on vac
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Dec 1, 2011 2:05am PST
by jerry sandusky more than 100 times. penn state students met with the new university president and administrators last night during the town hall meeting the students were told the school will be held to a new higher ethical standard. >>> evangelist billy graham has been admitted to a north carolina hospital and he may have pneumonia. graham, who is 93, is suffering from congestion, cough, and fever. doctors say he was alert, smiling and waving to staff when he entered the hospital yesterday. he was last hospitalized in may for pneumonia and treated for ailments. >>> now that they have been evicted from their campsite, occupy protestors are vowing to continue their campaign. dozen marched blocking traffic in central philly last night. they stopped outside police headquarters in fact where those who were arrested during the campsite eviction were being held. >>> there are some complaints this morning from occupy protestors in los angeles. they were removed from their encampment early yesterday. kabc's carlos grandham has the latest now from l.a. >> i hereby declare this to be an
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Dec 6, 2011 4:00am PST
for the high interest. as jim avila reports, we'll hear from the alleged victims firsthand. >> reporter: jerry sandusky may soon face his accusers. prosecutors plan on alling all eight alleged victims to testify at next week's preliminary hearing. sandusky's second high-profile interview has so incensed his accusers, they're anxious to tell their story. >> first, he serially abused my client. then, he has to hear sandusky deny he did those things. >> reporter: sandusky told "the new york times" over the weekend, he's being turned into a monster by prosecutors, who are mistaking fatherly affection for sexual abuse. >> i didn't do those things. >> reporter: but when given yet another chance to answer the simple question of whether he is sexually attracted to children, the former coach needed offcamera coaching. >> if i say no, i'm not attracted to boys, that's not the truth because i'm attracted to young people. boys, girls. >> yeah. but not sexually. >> yeah. i enjoy -- that's what i was -- i enjoy spending time with young people. i enjoy spending time with people. >> reporter: after two major
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Dec 7, 2011 4:00am PST
forward with charges of sexual abuse against jerry sandusky. those claims against the former football coach come from a 19-year-old who says sandusky abused him on penn state campus after giving him alcohol. also, penn state says it will use $500,000 from its football bowl revenue to establish an institute for the prevention of child abuse. >>> the fda could decide whether to lift the age restriction on plan-b contraceptive pills sold over the counter. currently, women must be 17 or older to purchase the emergency contraceptive without a prescription. the group says this should not be available to younger girls without parental overnight. >>> the fda is considering adding new warnings to birth control pill yaz, amid growing evidence linking it to blood clots. bayer had promoted yaz has having fewer side effects as older contraceptives. but now, the drugmaker is accused of hiding evidence that showed yaz actually increases clots.ially deadly clots. >>> a surfer in oregon is recuperating after an apparent shark attack. the woman suffered a bite wound to her leg when she was in the water
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